More Cinemas Reopen as North Macedonia Lifts Curfew and Eases Restrictions

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    SKOPJE: Cinema Milenium in Skopje is reopening its doors on 17 June 2021 after being closed for six months. This decision comes while the country has been registering the lowest COVID-19 infection rates for a month.

    Some Macedonian cinemas already reopened in May after being closed since 6 April 2021. The Cinematheque of North Macedonia reopened its open-air cinema on 14 May 2021, while 3D Cinema Bitola reopened on 20 May 2021. The multiplex cinema Cineplexx remained open the whole time since the cinemas had been allowed to reopen on 24 September 2020.

    On 17 June 2021, the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje begins with their summer cinema open-air programme, screening creative documentaries. During the summer Cinema Milenium North Macedoniamonths more open-air cinemas are expected to open.

    Wearing masks in cinemas is still mandatory and all venues must work at 30% of their capacity.

    As of 16 June 2021, the daily nationwide curfew is no longer in effect. Since 1 June 2021 there is no longer any obligation to wear a mask outdoors, except when gathering in large groups. Individuals must continue wearing a protective face covering in all closed or indoor spaces, including taxis and public transport. 

    Outdoor gatherings are allowed. The authorities have allowed celebrations and weddings with no more than 100 guests filling up 50% of the venue's capacity. Also, participants and fans are allowed to attend outdoor sports matches and events occupying only 30% of the capacity.